Race for Understanding

Sometimes it’s good to look outside of the little bubble of film, literature (and occasionally politics) here at The ‘Spin and find a good cause to champion.  Autism has become one of those things where everyone knows someone affected by it yet there is still a huge “unknown” factor and so much research that needs to be done.

If you live in the greater Philadelphia region, there’s a 5k Run for Autism Awareness being held at the beautiful Tyler State Park near Newtown, PA in scenic Bucks County on Saturday April, 17th 2010. 

Get all the details about how to register and get involved here at the site for The Race for Understanding. 

All proceeds will go to help Autism Speaks in their tireless efforts to solve the puzzle that is Autism.

If you don’t live in the area and would like to learn about events in your neck of the woods, go to the official Autism Speaks website where you can learn how to participate or simply make a donation.


7 comments on “Race for Understanding

  1. BookSellerNJ says:

    Thank you for posting this information on the “Spin”. Public awareness and participation in events like this are the best way to support research and understanding.

  2. Stephen says:

    David, this is great. It rather seems to put into perspective all the hours spent watching and writing about film, stuck in that ‘bubble’ you speak of.

    I applaud you for using your platform for a noble cause.


  3. Sam Juliano says:

    David, what makes this blog so exceptional, is that you incorporate theatre, literature, travel, sports, politics and public service alongside your coverage of film. This new post entitles you to my sincerest congratulations!

  4. Katie says:

    Well done for raising some awareness. I have autistic sublings and went on to write my dissertation on autism when I was at Uni. It’s definitely becoming a more popular topic now that diagnosis is improving and more people are finding out about it.
    It’s about time people realised there’s more to it than Rain Man.

  5. BookSellerNJ says:

    Just wanted to share this with your readers …

    Help Make a Difference and Celebrate the Season.
    Purchase a Lindt Gold Bunny and Lindt will donate 10 cents to Autism Speaks. http://www.AutismSpeaks.org

  6. DeeDee says:

    Hi! D.H. Schleicher,
    What a nice post…Very informative!
    I know a very sweet… (She is almost (A)ngelic, due to her patience with her sons.)

    … blogger, whom have 3 sons(Triplets,)
    that were born with autisms.

    Therefore, the links that you have provided here are very much appreciated.
    Thanks, for sharing!
    Take care and I hope that you have a nice week-end too!
    DeeDee ;-D

  7. DeeDee says:

    … blogger, whom have 3 sons(Triplets,)
    that were born with autisms.

    Oops! I meant to write autism…minus the “s”…

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